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Rookie Class (Internships)
The Springfield Lucky Horseshoes, a summer collegiate baseball team located in Springfield, Illinois, are looking for highly motivated individuals who are looking to break into the sports industry and join the ‘Shoes Rookie Class for the 2024 Summer & Prospect League Season
The Report Date for our Rookie Class is on May 6th, 2024, with a finish date following the Prospect League Season. Regular Season home games will be over end July/early August, however potential playoffs and special events may be held in early to mid August. The starting date is flexible depending on the applicant’s school schedule.
Here are some of the aspects and areas you’ll be learning during your time with the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes.
Stadium Ops
  • Assist in maintaining the status of the ballpark and keeping all areas in viable condition.
  • Identify potential gameday employees for off-season auxiliary events and the 2024 Prospect League Season.
  • Assist in inventory controls and purchasing supplies for stadium
  • Assist in pre-event set up and post-event takedown
  • Create blueprint operations map for stadium and develop numerous different ways to set up the ballpark for game days
  • Assist in employee scheduling for events and games throughout the season
  • Assist in set-up and preparation of concession stands, auxiliary bars, and group areas on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for set-up of post-game meals in clubhouse for both teams
  • Assist in setting up inflatables prior to each ‘Shoes home game
  • Restocking and organizing team store as needed
Ticket Sales
  • Assist sales staff in fulfillment of ticket orders
  • Conduct prospecting research and data gathering to help grow season ticket memberships and group outing for 2024 Prospect League season
  • Create and Organize list of potential future season ticket and group ticket purchasers
  • Assist in development of ticket packages and promotional events for 2024 Prospect League Season.
  • Act as a customer service representative in all ticketing areas for offseason events and 2024 Prospect League Season
  • Act as customer service liaison for all ticket questions and requests for offseason events and 2024 Prospect League Season
  • Plan and assist with 2024 Prospect League tickets going on sale
  • Assist with tracking analysis and reporting
  • Process all walk-up ticket sales
  • Cold-calling potential groups and season ticket buyers per day
  • Assist customers in purchasing tickets over the phone and in-person
  • Serve as coordinator for group and corporate outings at Robin Roberts Stadium
  • Learn the TicketSmarter platform, ticket scanner information, compile gameday reports following each home event.
Partnership Sales
  • Identify, and connect with potential Partners for the 2024 season
  • Assist in the execution of all partner contracts and ensure fulfillment
  • Cold-calling potential businesses and organizations to partner with the ‘Shoes
  • Develop potential sellable inventory and create new sellable pieces within the ballpark and on digital space
  • Maintain all records for sponsor activities, tasks, accomplishments, and proof of performance
  • Assist with assembling client presentations and fulfillment
  • Writing and reviewing gameday reads and sponsorship activations to ensure accurate implementation of all promotions, sales, and partnership commitments.
  • Work closely with partners in order to collect necessary contractual documents and promotional items.
  • Track sponsor display, signage, ads, programs, credentials, and tickets
Promotions & Marketing
  • Develop plan and perks for Silver ‘Shoes and Pony ‘Shoes clubs
  • Develop social media plan and create content for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tik Tok pages.
  • Manage the team’s social media accounts (Facebook, X, Instagram, YouTube, Threads, LinkedIn)
  • Create content and articles for Shoesbaseball.com
  • Manage and update Shoesbaseball.com on a daily basis
  • Compile a weekly e-newsletter featuring upcoming games and events to drive ticket sales.
  • Facilitate interview requests and media credentialing
  • Analyze the effectiveness of online campaigns by collecting data and producing reports
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of 2024 Prospect League promotional dates, schedules, and giveaways
  • Outreach to local businesses and community in developing and executing theme nights
  • Develop and plan in-game entertainment aspects and schedule for 2024 Prospect League Games
  • Create a run-of-show for each home game, compiling the PA reads and on-field activities that will occur pre-game as well as in between each half inning during the games.
  • Photograph and record each home game for marketing and video materials that may be used at a future time.
  • Positive Attitude
  • Ability to work in a team setting and have a self-starter mentality
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to multi-task and follow instructions from multiple supervisors
  • Night and weekend work required, including working special events
This is an unpaid internship. Applicants should pursue college credit from their college or university.


Play by Play Broadcaster

The Lucky Horseshoes are looking for a qualified play by play announcer for the 2024 Prospect League Baseball season.

Our team will play a 60-game regular season schedule from late May through early August, with 30 home games at Robin Roberts Stadium in Springfield, Illinois.

We are looking for a lead play by play announcer to broadcast all of our Lucky Horseshoes home games both on internet radio & Prospect League TV.


● Broadcast all 'Shoes home games on PLTV and Mixlr.
● Set up equipment needed to broadcast and stream game prior to every Lucky Horseshoes home game.
● Availability for all 30 home Lucky Horseshoes Games
● Assist in game night operations of press box prior to & during all 'Shoes home games.
● Assist in production projects, including interviews and videos with 'Shoes players.
● Sell advertisements for radio broadcasts and segments
● Other duties as described.


● Basic understanding of production and media is preferred.
● Broadcasting experience is required.
● Preferred basic knowledge and experience of:
● Live Streaming
● Camera Operations

Qualified individuals should be competent professionals, able to independently perform all game day media and public relation activities, develop quality written communications with the media, communicate with the baseball operations department, and effectively broadcast games to a large audience.


Clubhouse Manager

The Springfield Lucky Horseshoes, a collegiate wood-bat summer league baseball team
in Springfield, Illinois, is looking to hire a Clubhouse Manager for the upcoming 2024
Prospect League Season.
Duties & Responsibilities:
·        Inventory & Distribution
o   Uniforms
o   Equipment
o   Clubhouse Supplies
o   Snacks/Food
·        Maintain a professional and clean clubhouse environment for all personnel
(vacuuming clubhouse, cleaning bathrooms, lockers, kitchen area, office area, dugouts,
dugout tunnels, batting cage, proper disposal of all trash)
·        Help maintain clubhouse expense budgets with proper use and distribution of products and maintaining clubhouse equipment to prevent damage
·        Laundry (uniforms, personals, towels, staff needs, etc.)
·        Pre-game setup of Water & Powerade coolers in each teams’ dugout
·        Oversee daily player / coach ticket pass lists and coordinate information with box office personnel
·        Setup Visiting Clubhouse for opposing teams
·        Coordinate and set up post-game meal spread with chafing dishes and professional catering equipment.
·        Ensure security of stadium upon departure after home games
·        Provide game balls / bags for umpires
·        Replenish equipment/material as needed to dugouts
·        Follow cleaning and sanitation checklists to ensure a safe and clean environment for all players and staff
·        Other duties as assigned
· The ideal candidate must be able to work ALL Home Games and be able to work long hours. Strong work ethic and take pride in the team and presentation.
· Candidates must have their own housing and transportation available to them.

Food and Beverage Manager

The Springfield Lucky Horseshoes, a collegiate wood-bat summer league baseball team
in Springfield, Illinois, is looking to hire a Food & Beverage Manager for the upcoming
2024 Prospect League Season.

Duties and responsibilities include:
● Serving as the liaison between the stadium with regards to food and beverage
● Planning food specials and working with management to create exciting dining
opportunities for fans
● Securing partnerships with local restaurants and/or food trucks to provide
expanded dining options
● Create menu and pricing for all game-day menus
● Develop and carry-out catering options for patrons in exclusive group areas
● Create exciting, unique dining options that have never before been seen at
sporting events
● Manage and schedule food vendors and concessions staff
● Ensure group area catering is cooked, prepared, and served at the
appropriate time.
● Manage inventory on all food & beverage products after each home game.
● Ensure quality control and all Illinois Department of Health mandates are met.
● Knowledge of all equipment on site
● Manage post-game catering for both Lucky Horseshoes and opponents in Clubhouse

● Active and valid Illinois’ Food Manager’s License
● Attendance at ALL Lucky Horseshoes Home Games
● Positive Attitude
● Customer Service Skills
● Ability to work in a team setting and individually
● Good organizational skills
● Good time management skills
● Good communication skills both verbally and in writing
● Ability to multi-task and follow instructions from multiple supervisors
● Ability to work long hours in a fast-paced environment
● Night and weekend work required, including working special events

The Springfield Lucky Horseshoes are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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